True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convicted Type1 Type2 Type3sort descending # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Texas Willie Howard Ray 2004 Primary Absentee/Mail Illegal assistance 7 7 Willie Howard Ray pleaded* guilty to one count of absentee ballot fraud (TEC 86.006) after being charged with seven counts of illegal possession of another's ballot in the 2004 primary election. Additional allegations included unlawfully obstructing a poll watcher, witnessing multiple ballot applications, and providing illegal assistance. *Plea deal: 8 months deferred adjudication, $200 fine http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404105-texas-ag-response.html Bowie: 06M1309-CCL
Kentucky Donald "Champ" Maze (former Bath County Attorney) M 2006-05 Democratic primary D 2006-11 Vote buying Donald "Champ" Maze pleaded guilty on the fifth day of his trial to paying three people up to $200 to vote for him in the primary election. 21 months in federal prison http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/6579132.html http://www.dailyindependent.com/opinion/editorials/elected-indicted/article_e976... http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/10185416.html
Ohio Marc Gustafson Heather Halstead Joel Speyer Daniel Hemel Tania Kyle Michael Anne Kyle +7 others M 2008 General D Ineligible district voting 13 Marc Gustafson was one of a group of wealthy/politically connected individuals, mainly New York Democrats, who admitted they set up a temporary house in Ohio and then voted in that battleground state. The New Yorkers and nine individuals from around the country admitted they should never have registered in Ohio. As part of a deal* with prosecutors, the 13 apologized and claimed they had "misunderstood" the state's voting rules. "Without reservations, we apologize to the community [and] for the problems this misunderstanding has caused," said Greg Nolan, spokesman for activist group Vote from Home. The group is run from the East 82nd Street brownstone of Heather Halstead, daughter of Halstead Properties founder Clark Halstead. Halstead and her husband, Marc Gustafson - along with Bank of New York Mellon exec Joel Speyer and former New York Sun reporter and Scarsdale resident Daniel Hemel - and their friends were investigated after they crammed into a three-bedroom house in Columbus and registered to vote. All of them cast Ohio ballots, even though they were already registered in other states where they resided. *Plea deal: No charges filed http://republicanmichigander.blogspot.com/2008/10/rich-new-york-democrats-commit...
Iowa Tehvedin Murgic M 2010 2012 Ineligible felon voting Non-citizen voting 2 1 Tehvedin Murgic pleaded* guilty to a misdemeanor election misconduct charge after admitting to registering to vote and casting a ballot in 2010, despite being a felon and not a U.S. citizen. He said he had not read the section of the voter registration form that includes the affirmations of citizenship and criminal records. Murgic was charged with felonious election misconduct for registering and voting in the 2010 election and with fraudulent practices, a misdemeanor, for making false statements on his voter registration form. *Plea deal: $1300 fine http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/16/guilty-pleas-res...
Ohio Dominique Atkins F 2010-10 2012-10 Multiple voting Absentee/mail 1 1 Franklin County resident Dominique Atkins, of 1532 Barnes Drive E was charged with felony voter fraud after the Board of Elections reported that they had voted more than once in a past election. Atkins was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on one count of illegal voting for voting twice by casting absentee ballots under slightly different names. Atkins was accused of casting a second ballot on Oct. 25, 2010, under the name Dominque Atkins. Elections officials working to clean up voter-registration rolls discovered that the voter had requested, received and returned absentee ballots in both names. Illegal voting is a fourth-degree felony, which can result in up to 18 months in prison for a conviction. But under sentencing reforms, convictions for such offenses bring a sentence of probation if they are non-violent. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/10/17/3-people-indicted-for-f...
Virginia Unknown impersonator 2012-10 General Registration fraud Impersonation 0 0 In October 2012, Dorothy Robinson received a response to a voter registration application from the city of Norfolk addressed to her daughter, who lived in another state and never lived in Virginia. Robinson confirmed that the Office of Voter Registration had received a false voter registration application in her daughter's name. None - no way to identify the impersonator http://pilotonline.com/opinion/letters/be-aware-of-fraud/article_9e89e419-ed9c-5...
Tennessee Jo Ann Cronan F 2014-08 General 2014-10 Vote buying 6 6 Jo Ann Cronan was indicted on six counts of voter fraud related to the August 2014 general election in Polk County, Tennessee. District Attorney General Stephen D. Crump charged Cronan with paying individuals for their vote in violation of state law. Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with Investigator Rockholt served the arrest warrant from the Criminal Court of Polk County. http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/26841703/polk-county-woman-indicted-on-6-counts-of-v...
New Mexico Horacio Favela M General 2008 Ineligible district voting Multiple voting 3 1 Former Municipal Judge Horacio Favela was convicted in August 2009 of falsely declaring himself a resident of Sunland Park, New Mexico in 2008 so he could run for judge, falsifying a document that declared him a qualified voter, and voting twice in the 2004 general election — once in El Paso, Texas (where he was a resident) and once in Doña Ana County. Favela was sentenced to 18 months' probation. His wife was also convicted. 18 months probation, 150 hours of community service, $700 in fines http://nmpolitics.net/index/2009/10/former-judge-gets-probation-for-electoral-fr... http://www.jpattitude.com/FraudDocs/JudgeConvicted_SunlandParkTexas.pdf https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2009/aug/15/bc-nm-judge-fraud/
Connecticut Manolis Sfinarolakis M Ineligible district voting The Democratic and Republican Registrars of Voters brought a complaint against Manolis Sfinarolakis for claiming his parent's home as his residence. Information showed that the claimed address was not actually his primary residence. The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence that Sfinarolakis had abandonded a claim to bona fide residence at his parent's home. Matter was dismissed. Dismissed http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/FD_2011_005.pdf
Georgia Marshall Avett M 2008-06 Registration fraud Ineligible voting Accused of voting without having proper residence and lying on documents. (State Elections Board Case #2007-0038, City of Jackson) $3,000 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/369066/georgia-response-with-cases.pd...

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